By Martie, Anderson Tour Director
What an adventure, our first Route 66 trip turned out to be! We started at the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, which is the actual start of Route 66.
From there we headed through Illinois with visits at the Gemini Giant, in Wilmington, the Pontiac Automobile Museum, and lunch at Edingers Filling Station, an iconic stop along Route 66.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was a must see as well as the Murals of Cuba, MO. Our visit to Fantastic Caverns was incredible as well as the fun stop in Galena, Kansas at Cars on the Route where we saw the original Tow Mater. The Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, OK was inspiring and our tour of Tulsa was beautiful and informative.
A picnic lunch at Pop’s, along old Route 66 was delicious prior to our stop at the National Route 66 Transportation Museum in Elk City, OK. We had a great history lesson at Historic Fort Reno in El Reno, OK and had the opportunity to see the Express Clydesdales up close and personal in Yukon. We were also able to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum was a real treat for our passengers. A trolley tour we had in Kansas City was amazing and our guide was funny and knew her city well.
The final stop before heading home was Fast Lane Cars in St. Charles, MO. Our passengers were all about purchasing a vintage car, but alas, we had no room under the coach, so we had to leave with just memories of our wonderful trip.
View more photos from this tour and our other trips here.